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Successful Hypnosis

Although everyone can be hypnotized, you want to do everything possible to make your experience as successful as possible. Therefore, we wanted to provide you with some valuable tips for making this happen. First, you want to make sure you are being hypnotized in a quiet location. The area should be void of people, animals, telephones, and doorbells, literally everything that could disrupt the session. The more relaxed and quiet the environment the better.

Next, the hypnotherapist or hypnotist should conduct the hypnosis in a positive manner. The goal here is that questions should be in the form of affirmation and be designed for the least amount of resistance. As an example, if you are trying to lose weight, then the questions should not be about food such as, “I don’t like donuts” or “I need to stay away from spaghetti”. Instead, the questions should be more in the form of, “Why am I so lucky to be losing weight” or “How many new outfits will I be able to buy when the weight comes off?”

Successful hypnosis also means reciting the things that you hope to accomplish. Remember, the hypnotherapist or hypnotist will be working with your subconscious mind so the positive side of what you want must be suggested repeatedly. Again, if your goal is to lose weight, then you want to recite that you want to lose weight with things such as “I am will continue to walk every day”, “I will be careful about the foods I put in my mouth”, or “I will feel so good when the weight is gone.”

While in the state of hypnosis you want to be sure you breath deeply and slowly. Then, envision yourself walking on the beach toward the water. The cool water’s edge is just 20 steps away so you begin to county silently backwards, mentally watching yourself getting closer and closer to the water. As you begin to near the water, you are allowing your mind to relax so that the suggestions made by the hypnotherapist or hypnotist will be received. The more your mind accepts suggestions the more change can occur.

Occasionally, a person being hypnotized will find it difficult to reach deep relaxation, which is crucial to success. To help, you might have soft, soothing music playing in the background, something like Yanni or Enya. With headphones, you can allow the mind to wander, going deeper and deeper into a relaxed state. Just remember that while listening to music, you also need to hear what the professional is saying so the music will need to be soft. While this might require a little bit of patience and practice, it is actually very beneficial.

In addition to setting the environment for sound, you also want to make sure the environment is comfortable and tidy. Again, you want to avoid any type of distraction. You almost want the room to be like your private sanctuary where you can feel a sense of calm and tranquility. If you like, you can light some scented candles or burn incense. In addition, overstuffed pillows, soft throw blankets, and loose comfortable clothing will help you relax, one of the key goals in hypnosis being successful.

If you plan to use self-hypnosis, you would need to do the same thing. Bring yourself to a quiet place so you can become relaxed. Then, you want to instill positive suggestions in the mind through induction. Just make sure you do not feed the mind with negative things but positive statements. Again, focus on things like exercise, feeling good, being healthy, and wearing new clothes in the area of weight loss. Even after being hypnotized, you can continue telling your conscious mind these things so they become a part of your daily life.

Without doubt, ridding your mind with daily worries is hard but crucial to success. After all, most people work, have kids, and therefore, live and deal with daily crisis, some small and some large. Keep in mind that in addition to pushing these thoughts out of the mind so that hypnosis can help you accomplish your goal, hypnosis can also help you cope with these daily issues. Through the relaxation methods, you will begin to notice that you lose weight, stop smoking, gain confidence, or whatever the case may be but you also begin to find yourself relaxing, which allows you to handle life’s crises.

This state of consciousness allows you to enter and leave naturally. You are not put into a trance whereby you do or say things you would not normally do. Hypnosis is real and it works. However, for hypnosis to work successfully, you must work with a qualified professional or understand how to perform self-hypnosis.

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  • Dave @ 30DaysAtaTime January 13, 2010, 8:22 am

    Hypnosis is such a fascinating subject. In addition to somnabulistic trance, which is what most people think of when they think of hypnosis, you can also use self-hypnosis to create a state of increased sensory perception. Japanese Samurai used to use such a technique to train themselves to be totally aware of their surroundings. I find that state to be incredibly empowering.

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